Kavanaugh, Cold Anger and The Reckoning….

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  1. GMpilot Says:

    I can see why Last Refuge is upset. I still don’t know if you are.
    This is your blog. I thought it existed do you could express your own opinions on it. If you disagree, I expected to be told why. If you agreed, I expected to be told why. Instead–at least lately–you haven’t said anything at all on your own, just repeated other people’s opinions, just as the MSM does.

    LR’s rant has very little to do with Bret Kavanaugh, and a lot to do with political resentment. I don’t know about his politics, but the party you support is in power; do you resent that, too?

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  2. christinewjc Says:

    GM,

    I’m busy watching my granddaughter. But I did see the beginning of the hearing, part of Judge Kavanaugh’s defense of these allegations, and the last 5 min. of the hearing.

    Ford is either lying or it’s a case of mistaken identity. Whether or not she was used by the crooked Dems and paid off by Soros may be exposed soon.

    I read Lindsey Graham’s scathing comments hurled at the coward on the Dem committee, and he was spot on.

    I read that Kavanaugh’s youngest daughter felt sorry for the accuser and wanted to pray for her. Out of the mouths of babes – as we say.

    This essay over at American Thinker is one of the best I’ve read following the hearing.
    https://www.americanthinker.com

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    • christinewjc Says:

      https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/postkavanaugh_democrats_will_reap_the_whirlwind.html

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    • GMpilot Says:

      CJW:I’m busy watching my granddaughter. But I did see the beginning of the hearing, part of Judge Kavanaugh’s defense of these allegations, and the last 5 min. of the hearing.

      Then you don’t really know what happened, since “beginning” means you probably tuned out the moment Prof. Ford began to speak, The whole thing is online, in at least two places: go and see more. It only takes up time, but it won’t hurt you. Besides, you’re paying for it, just as we all are.

      Ford is either lying or it’s a case of mistaken identity. Whether or not she was used by the crooked Dems and paid off by Soros may be exposed soon.

      Oh, you mean the doppelganger story circulated by somebody at Faux News? That’s another reason why the FBI should get involved again: to find this evil clone and bring him to justice! It shouldn’t be too hard to find him, since he looks exactly like Bret Kavanaugh. Soros probably paid for the development of the clone, too.
      Of course, there IS a third alternative, but you obviously don’t want to give any thought to that.

      I read Lindsey Graham’s scathing comments hurled at the coward on the Dem committee, and he was spot on.

      Graham is a weathervane—he’ll point whichever way the wind blows. He used to show some occasional backbone when his friend John McCain was still alive, but not anymore. I’m faintly surprised that McCain hasn’t climbed out of his grave and kicked Graham in the nads he no longer has.

      I read that Kavanaugh’s youngest daughter felt sorry for the accuser and wanted to pray for her. Out of the mouths of babes – as we say.

      That’s nice. Prayer has worked wonders in South Carolina over the past month! Prayer is the very best way to do nothing and still believe you’re helping. I hope she prays that what happened to Prof. Ford won’t happen to her, but I don’t think prayer works like that.

      This essay over at American Thinker is one of the best I’ve read following the hearing.

      Guess it was the biblical imagery that caught your attention, right?
      I’m sure you know by now that Judge Kavanaugh used that same metaphor at the hearings. What you may not know is that later that same day, he stated, “As we all know, in the United States political system of the early 2000s, what goes around comes around.” As a veteran of Ken Starr’s Whitewater crew, he should have known that sooner.

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  3. christinewjc Says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/postkavanaugh_democrats_will_reap_the_whirlwind.html

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  4. christinewjc Says:

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/09/28/senates-ritual-defamation-brett-kavanaugh-threatens-every-american/

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  5. christinewjc Says:

    This describes what the Democrats were involved with doing in order to destroy the nomination, person and family of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

    How values, opinions and beliefs are
    controlled in democratic societies.

    Laird Wilcox
    1990
    Defamation is the destruction or attempted destruction of the reputation, status, character or standing in the community of a person or group of persons by unfair, wrongful, or malicious speech or publication. For the purposes of this essay, the central element is defamation in retaliation for the real or imagined attitudes, opinions or beliefs of the victim, with the intention of silencing or neutralizing his or her influence, and/or making an example of them so as to discourage similar independence and “insensitivity” or non-observance of taboos. It is different in nature and degree from simple criticism or disagreement in that it is aggressive, organized and skillfully applied, often by an organization or representative of a special interest group, and in that it consists of several characteristic elements.

    Ritual Defamation is not ritualistic because it follows any prescribed religious or mystical doctrine, nor is it embraced in any particular document or scripture. Rather, it is ritualistic because it follows a predictable, stereotyped pattern which embraces a number of elements, as in a ritual.

    The elements of a Ritual Defamation are these:

    In a ritual defamation the victim must have violated a particular taboo in some way, usually by expressing or identifying with a forbidden attitude, opinion or belief. It is not necessary that he “do” anything about it or undertake any particular course of action, only that he engage in some form of communication or expression.
    The method of attack in a ritual defamation is to assail the character of the victim, and never to offer more than a perfunctory challenge to the particular attitudes, opinions or beliefs expressed or implied. Character assassination is its primary tool.
    An important rule in ritual defamation is to avoid engaging in any kind of debate over the truthfulness or reasonableness of what has been expressed, only condemn it. To debate opens the issue up for examination and discussion of its merits, and to consider the evidence that may support it, which is just what the ritual defamer is trying to avoid. The primary goal of a ritual defamation is censorship and repression.
    The victim is often somebody in the public eye – someone who is vulnerable to public opinion – although perhaps in a very modest way. It could be a schoolteacher, writer, businessman, minor official, or merely an outspoken citizen. Visibility enhances vulnerability to ritual defamation.
    An attempt, often successful, is made to involve others in the defamation. In the case of a public official, other public officials will be urged to denounce the offender. In the case of a student, other students will be called upon, and so on.
    In order for a ritual defamation to be effective, the victim must be dehumanized to the extent that he becomes identical with the offending attitude, opinion or belief, and in a manner which distorts it to the point where it appears at its most extreme. For example, a victim who is defamed as a “subversive” will be identified with the worst images of subversion, such as espionage, terrorism or treason. A victim defamed as a “pervert” will be identified with the worst images of perversion, including child molestation and rape. A victim defamed as a “racist” or “anti-Semitic” will be identified with the worst images of racism or anti-Semitism, such as lynchings or gas chambers.
    Also to be successful, a ritual defamation must bring pressure and humiliation on the victim from every quarter, including family and friends. If the victim has school children, they may be taunted and ridiculed as a consequence of adverse publicity. If they are employed, they may be fired from their job. If the victim belongs to clubs or associations, other members may be urged to expel them.
    Any explanation the victim may offer, including the claim of being misunderstood, is considered irrelevant. To claim truth as a defense for a politically incorrect value, opinion or belief is interpreted as defiance and only compounds the problem. Ritual defamation is often not necessarily an issue of being wrong or incorrect but rather of “insensitivity” and failing to observe social taboos.
    An interesting aspect of ritual defamation as a practice is its universality. It is not specific to any value, opinion or belief or to any group or subculture. It may be used for or against any political, ethnic, national or religious group. It may, for example, by anti-Semites against Jews, or by Jews against anti-Semites; by rightists against leftists or by leftists against rightists, and so on.

    The power of ritual defamation lies entirely in its capacity to intimidate and terrorize. It embraces some elements of primitive superstitious belief, as in a “curse” or “hex.” It plays into the subconscious fear most people have of being abandoned or rejected by the tribe or by society and being cut off from social and psychological support systems.

    The weakness of ritual defamation lies in its tendency toward overkill and in its obvious maliciousness. Occasionally a ritual defamation will fail because of poor planning and failure to correctly judge the vulnerability of the victim or because its viciousness inadvertently generates sympathy.

    It’s important to recognize and identify the patterns of a ritual defamation. Like all propaganda and disinformation campaigns it is accomplished primarily through the manipulation of words and symbols. It is not used to persuade, but to punish. Although it may have cognitive elements, its thrust is primarily emotional. Ritual Defamation is used to hurt, to intimidate, to destroy, and to persecute, and to avoid the dialogue, debate and discussion upon which a free society depends. On those grounds it must be opposed no matter who tries to justify its use.

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  6. GMpilot Says:

    Wilcox:
    The elements of a Ritual Defamation are these:
    In a ritual defamation the victim must have violated a particular taboo in some way, usually by expressing or identifying with a forbidden attitude, opinion or belief. It is not necessary that he “do” anything about it or undertake any particular course of action, only that he engage in some form of communication or expression.
    The method of attack in a ritual defamation is to assail the character of the victim, and never to offer more than a perfunctory challenge to the particular attitudes, opinions or beliefs expressed or implied. Character assassination is its primary tool.
    An important rule in ritual defamation is to avoid engaging in any kind of debate over the truthfulness or reasonableness of what has been expressed, only condemn it.

    1990, eh? Guess you hadn’t read that in ’08, or you would have recognized every single thing described therein as applied to Obama; not a single allegation was true, yet it was claimed (and repeated) as if there were terabytes of indisputable evidence. All of which, I might add, was echoed faithfully by you.
    There is nothing ‘cold’ about this kind of anger. It starts in heat; it feeds on heat, because hot heads don’t think; and the heat becomes a conflagration, which can consume millions. Just like this situation has, and the many before it.
    I’ll repeat what Kavanaugh himself said recently: “…what goes around comes around.”

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